Girls Bedroom Makeover Inspiration By Interior Blogger Molly Forbes

We love to see how our products help to transform interiors and this bedroom makeover by interior blogger Molly Forbes, who writes Mother’s Always Right, is a fabulous one. It’s also great to hear that she’s a big fan of The Fine Cotton Company products now too!

Molly decided to do a room makeover project, creating a stunning bedroom that’s shared by her two daughters, Freya aged seven and Effie aged three. With new bunk beds, bedding and bed linen on the wish list for the new room. Molly got in touch with The Fine Cotton Company team and we were delighted to be able to help her create the bedroom she wanted for her girls.

Here’s the bedroom before:

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Before, the space was cluttered. The furniture was a collection of pieces handed down or upcycled by Molly. Storage was a challenge with more stuff than space, it wasn’t easy to get to anything. Toys were crammed into boxes on shelves and clothes squished into storage that was long grown out of.

Converting this room into a shared bedroom for both Freya and Effie allowed all the toys to go into Effie’s old room, which now doubles up as a playroom and spare room.

And here’s the bedroom after:

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Molly chose a pink, mint and gold colour palette to reflect some of her girl’s favourite things: ice-cream, iced donuts, macaroons and candy floss.

When it came to bedding Molly explained “I wanted to avoid bedding with a print that was too “busy”. This delicate Dotty Pink design from The Fine Cotton Company is perfect. It’s a nod to the pink without being completely pink-tastic.” Both the girls are fans too, Freya says of the organic cotton that “it is so soft, it’s like sleeping in a cloud”.

Within the new bed linen is The Fine Bedding Company’s washable Spundown duvet and pillows that are playing a big part in the “sleeping on a cloud” thing.

At the windows there were curtains, these were replaced with Venetian blinds in matt white from Style Studio. These are neater than curtains and much better at keeping the light out.

Delighted with the new room, Molly enthused: “In fact, since we’ve changed the girls’ bedding we’ve noticed a marked improvement in bedtime!”

You can read the full bedroom reveal here, but here are a few of our favourite shots of the room.

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Who else has bedroom envy now? Congratulations Molly, we love the room you have created for your girls, you have done an incredible job.

You can also watch a full room tour in Molly’s video below.

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If anyone has any similar makeovers with our products we’d love to see them. Why not email them over to orders@thefinecottoncompany.com

Molly Forbes – Product Review

* This review is the independent blogger’s own words, thoughts and opinions  and the video content is embedded from the blogger’s own YouTube channels.

All images courtesy of http://www.MothersAlwaysRight.com Molly’s Instagram @mollyjforbes

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Whole Family

If you’ve not even made a dent in your Christmas shopping, or you’re starting to feel the rising panic that only comes with an ever-growing, festive to do list, then fear not!  We’ve scoured the shelves and searched our stocklists to find luxury, thoughtful gifts for the whole family. Here’s our shortlist and you can find more ideas online here.

Ride the Unicorn Craze

Unicorns are everywhere at the moment and the embroidered unicorn range from The Fine Cotton Company is just magic.  Get these mythical creatures on anything from bedding to laundry bags with further options to personalise.

Unicorn Hot Water Bottle

Unicorn bed linen

Unicorn laundry bag

Organic cotton unicorn facecloth and towels

Unicorn dressing gown

Unicorn hairdryer bag

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Children’s personalised bathrobes and personalised

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Our hooded bath robes and towels can be customised with names (with up to 12 characters) and adorable embroidered animal designs. They’re perfect for little princes and princesses as they’re just like the one Prince George wears!

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Faux Fur Hot Water Bottles (with Pocket Toy)

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What little one wouldn’t want to snuggle up with one of these furry hot water bottles which come with a cuddly toy tucked into the front pocket. There are three designs to choose from (including children’s favourite Peppa Pig).

Coordinated Hot Water Bottles

For a loved-up couple that does everything together our matching hot water bottles make a perfect pair of gifts.

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Or for those who love their creature comforts – we’ve got knitted animal hot water bottle covers with foxes, flamingos, stags, Scottie dogs and everything in between!

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Emoji Dressing Gowns (ideal for teens!)

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Make a tech-obsessed teen smile (or laugh or cry) this Christmas with a fun, embroidered emoji robe, which can also be personalised.

Personalised Bath Robes

From Victoria Beckham to Olivia Palermo all the ‘best-dressed’ celebs are wearing gowns embroidered with their initials! Buy Olivia’s robe here!

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Personalised waffle laundry bag

For neat freaks or to tame a messy guy or gal, these personalised laundry bags are a unique gift and can be embroidered with up to 10 letters.

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And for the girl who can never have too many shoes….

Finally, a place to store those Jimmy Choos!  Protect extra special shoes with personalised waffle shoe bags.

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Luxurious Lambswool

Super soft throws in a range of show-stopping colours, some of which are available in a new longer length to cover all bed sizes.

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The Ultimate Hibernation Products for Autumn / Winter

Animals are renowned for it, but science has proven that hibernation in humans is brilliant for health and wellbeing. It can help to overcome a number of ailments – including stress and the common winter cold – as it gives the body and mind time to heal.

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Officially, hibernation is a state of inactivity and metabolic depression in endotherms. Hibernation refers to a season of heterothermy that is characterised by low body temperature, slow breathing and heart rate, and low metabolic rate.

So while humans with busy lifestyles can’t spend weeks on end under the covers, having a few hours of hibernation each month could make a huge difference to our state of mind and health.

How to hibernate

Hibernation is about curling up, getting warm, battening down the hatches and just letting ourselves do what animals do in winter. Think of a small mouse. The mouse finds a cosy place, builds a nest, finds some leaves and then curls up and goes into a deep, long sleep.

Products for Human Hibernation

 

  1. Duvets are the ultimate products for heavenly hibernation

Duvets are a means to cocoon the body in the warmest, comfiest natural materials on the planet. Whether it’s snuggling under goose and duck feather and down or enjoying the superior drape around the body of synthetic duvets that contain silk fibres these are the products for the ultimate experience of feeling encased in luxury.

Our white Duck Down Duvet collection is beautifully lofty with a high down fill. 80% duck down clusters are combined with feathers and encased in naturally breathable soft pure cotton cover.   Constructed in a square cassettes layout to ensure an even distribution of fillings throughout the duvet, this product drapes beautifully and naturally around the body – leaving no draughts for cold air to encroach on that perfect night’s sleep.

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Silk is the secret ingredient for a light yet cosy duvet which drapes beautifully around the contours of the body. The Fine Cotton Company’s Double Silk Duvet has a natural silk floss filling that continually adjusts to the individual’s body and the ambient temperature of the room.

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  1. Faux Fur Throws For Winter Hibernation

Throws are also perfect for Winter Hibernation.

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A luxurious faux fur throw will instantly deliver a feeling of warmth and security. Tactile, sumptuous and indulgent, blankets and bed runners from The Fine Cotton Company come in a selection of mock animal furs – Lynx, Lady Grey, Ermine, Latte and Truffle.  Curl up and snuggle down under a layer of luxury.

 

  1. Hibernate in Style

Wrap yourself up in pure luxury with the deliciously soft lambswool and angora throws which have the luxurious feel of cashmere. Sumptuous and simply gorgeous to touch, these exquisite throws provide the finishing touch and a splash of colour to any room. Fine a cosy place and enjoy a long deep sleep.

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In the Dog House

As a nation we’re renowned for our love of canine companions. And man’s best friend is fast becoming the must-have trend in interiors too.  Here’s a round-up of our favourite gifts for dog-lovers along with the best home accessories to get your paws on this autumn/winter.

Gorgeous Gifts for Dog-Lovers

Hot Dogs – Cuddle up with a furry friend on a cold night with our pure wool hot water bottle covers.

There’s a super-cute ‘Scottie Dog’, a stylish ‘Frenchie’ or a Dachshund design with its signature long body that wraps right round the cover from front to reverse.

Browse our selection of cute hot water bottle covers here

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Hound Gowns – Or why not have a favourite pooch embroidered onto a pure cotton dressing gown? Perfect to pamper someone who’s feeling RUFF!  Available to buy here.

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Wallpaper to Set Tails Wagging

From poodles to pugs, beagles to basset hounds, be sure to find your favourite breed amongst the selection of barking mad designs at www.iwantwallpaper.co.uk.

Doggy Style – this retro wallpaper with pampered pooches aplenty promises the best-dressed dogs and walls in town!

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They Call It Puppy Love – Aww – just look at those puppy dog eyes! This adorable design has framed pics of everyone’s favourite pups.

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Terrier-tastic Home Accessories

Sophie Allport’s Terrier collection features an illustrated portrayal of the much-loved breed in her signature shabby-chic style.

Track it down on anything from purses to crockery – find out more at www.sophieallport.com

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Three of the Best Luxury Children’s Bedding Sets

Give children’s rooms a magical makeover in time for Christmas with our three brand-new cotton percale bed linen collections.  Each available with matching embroidered accessories that are ideal for stocking fillers.

Unicorns Organic Cotton Linen Collection

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There’s no escaping the unicorn craze that’s been sweeping the globe. This elegant, mystical creature has popped up on anything from pyjamas to pizza and its popularity is showing no signs of wavering.

Beautiful bedding with an all-over embroidered unicorn design in soft pink, lilac and silver, is a sophisticated way to introduce this magical motif into homes.  Plus coordinating accessories are an ideal Christmas gift for toddlers and teens alike.

Top off this look with a supersoft candy-coloured lambswool throw; a sweet addition to the scheme.

Triple Stars & Handbags Organic Cotton Linen Collections

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An embroidered triple stars pattern in classic blue /green colourway is a timeless update for a child’s room and will take them right through their teenage years.

Where The Fine Cotton Company’s pink handbags design is gorgeous, girlie and will last for years.

Both designs feature detailed embroidery on the softest organic 200 thread count cotton percale.  Matching pillow cases and accessories are available.

 

**NEW** Robes Fit For Royalty

Just As Prince George Wears

Our brand new personalised robes from luxury linen specialist The Fine Cotton Company are perfect for little princes and princesses, they’re identical to the one worn by Prince George when he met the then US President, Barack Obama.  See him modelling them in the press here.

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Produced from the softest, natural cotton waffle or cotton towelling, wannabe royals can customise our gorgeous hooded MiloLudoOscarPoppy and Lola robes with up to 12 characters.

Matching Towels Complete the Look

And mini monarchs can coordinate at every occasion with matching hooded towels that can be personalised too.

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Browse more personalised ideas here: Children’s Personalised Bathrobes / Personalised trim detail baby towel

Must-Have Festival Fashion

Girls Dancing at a Festival

As revellers begin to arrive for this year’s Glastonbury festival, marking the start of busy season of music celebrations, we’ve got this year’s essential item all wrapped up with these super soft lambswool poncho throws.

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Similar poncho wraps, modelled by the likes of Kate Moss and Rhianna at international music festivals, have become a staple item in the festival goer’s wardrobe, probably because they’re so versatile and easy to throw on over any outfit; adding an instant extra layer if the weather takes a turn.  And it’s not just music fans who will benefit, with lots of outdoor events lined up in the summer calendar for music and sports lovers alike, they’re fast becoming a best-seller.

“The unpredictable British weather means it can often get a bit chilly at outdoor events.  These ponchos are perfect for festivals but they’re also great for sporting meets like Royal Ascot or even outdoor theatres or operas, which are becoming more and more popular.” Jane Robson, Founder, The Fine Cotton Company.

Poncho leather straps

The gorgeous soft poncho throws from The Fine Cotton Company come with leather carry straps so they’re easy to roll up and transport and are ideal for camping / sitting outside in the summer evenings.

Made from 100% Merino Lambswool they double as a blanket so there’s no need to take both. Plus they can be personalised with initials or name in a choice of fonts and letters.

They’re also a wise choice for holidays and especially flying (rather than scratchy airline blankets), as well as summer picnics and relaxing or dining in the garden during the summer months.

Browse our ponchos now.

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